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Below is our complete Ill Nino news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Ill Nino is thrilled to announce the upcoming "15 Years of Revolution" anniversary tour, kicking off May 5th in West Hollywood, CA.
Each night, Ill Nino will perform debut album "Revolution, Revolución" in its entirety, plus several fan favorites. The tour will feature direct support from Bobaflex, plus additional support from Terror Universal, Shattered Sun, Saint Diablo and Voodoo Terror Tribe on select dates.
The tour will hit a total of 45 North American cities before coming to a close in Santa Ana, CA on June 25th. See below for a full listing of tour dates.
Lead vocalist Cris Machado states, "Nearly two decades later, onward we march to the sound of the war drums. It's safe to say we owe it all to our fans. For our first 10 tours, 'Revolution, Revolución' songs were all we played. Sadly a lot of our debut album went unperformed for many years thereafter, so now's your chance to hear it again!
"Some may think it's cliché, but the fact is 15 years later here we are and damn fucking right, we're gonna celebrate! We live and die Ill Nino army, Ill Nino familia. Come celebrate 15 Years of Revolution and Latin Metal insanity with us!" More...
Ill Nino has released “Blood Is Thicker Than Water,” the third music video from latest album "Till Death, La Familia," available in stores and digitally everywhere right now.
“’Blood is Thicker Than Water’ is more than just a piece of music to me,” confesses frontman Christian Machado. “Writing the lyrics seemed to me, at that point in my life, to be a healing process than anything else. Two years to that exact date, I held the hand of a beautiful human being and I watched her take her last breath. After her death, I held her for an hour, I cried, I thanked her for all her beauty, her innocence, and her love. I felt an incredible amount of regret, it was possibly the most painful moment I will ever go through in my life."
He goes on to say, "I cannot put into words the feeling. I can say I attempted to put that emotion into the lyrics of ‘Blood is Thicker Than Water,’ but I know the depth of the words cannot bring to light the pain and suffering that she went through and also the mourning that followed. When we perform the song live, I sometimes have to put all my power into not being succumbed by that emotion once again. I hope the song can reach into the hearts of everyone who hears it. I hope it allows her beauty to live forever.”
The band is slated for back to back performances in the Philippines on September 25th and 26th, with more Ill Nino U.S. and international dates to be announced soon. More...
Dates have now been announced for The Civil Unrest Tour 2015 presented by Revolver Magazine & Coldcock Whiskey.
The tour features headliner Ill Nino with Straight Line Stitch, The Bloodline, Unloco, Davey Suicide, Motograter, Thira, Lydia Can't Breathe, Darkc3ll, Gabriel And The Apocalypse, The Convalescence, Erasing Never, Xiting The Systm, Happy Accidents, and My Zero.
The trek kicks off on June 3rd in Colorado Springs, Colorado and it works it's way thoughout the U.S. wrapping up on June 28th in Corona, California. Dates for The Civil Unrest Tour are as follows: More...
Following Otep dropping off the Civil Unrest tour after accusing a member of Terror Universal of sexual harrasment, Ill Nino has now issued the following statement about the tour going on without either group:
"Ill Nino does not condone any forced act of violence or sexual nature towards any human beings, nor will we tolerate violations of one's personal space.
"This also goes for cyber-bullying, or making demeaning comments towards ANYONE on social media. We strongly support equality for all.
"We would like to draw closure by stating that the Civil Unrest Tour will continue without participation from either Otep or Terror Universal. We're looking forward to hitting the road, reuniting with our fans and friends, and also sharing the stage with our tour brothers, and sisters, Kittie & 36 Crazyfists. Stay tuned, more bands to be added!!"
After releasing a music video for "Live Like There's No Tomorrow," Ill Nino has returned with a brand new video for "I'm Not The Enemy."
"I'm Not The Enemy" comes by way of the band's latest album "Till Death, La Familia" and the video was shot on the streets of Los Angeles, telling a a bold story of youthful injustice, overcoming social stereotypes, and the dreams of constructing a better life.
Vocalist Christian Machado explains, “We wanted something traditional and classic that represented the everyday struggle between the good side of society, the bad side of society, and the judged side of society.”
Originally broadcast on LATV last week, the video was produced by Scott Hansen (Otep, A Day To Remember) and co-directed by bassist Laz Pina. More...
"Till Death, La Familia," the new album from rock stalwarts Ill Nino, is available today and now Revolver Magazine is hosting the video for first single, “Live Like There’s No Tomorrow.” Check out the clip below.
Vocalist Cristian Machado declares of the album: “The main objective is to do something refreshing, to do something that’s a little different than our other albums and to do something a little bit modern.” Machado continues, "The new album will have its surprises and all I will say is that it is very catchy and very groove-oriented. The lyrics, I feel, are by far the best lyrics I've ever written, and I really do give the guys in the band so much credit for writing such amazing songs for this new album."
The album was produced by Eddie Wohl (Anthrax, Fuel, Cradle Of Filth), co-produced by drummer Dave Chavarri and Ill Nino, and mastered by Maor Applebaum (Sepultura). More...
From Ill Nino's upcoming album "Till Death, La Familia," comes the a lyric video for the high-energy track “Not Alive In My Nightmare,” available below courtesy of Revolver Magazine.
It's Friday night, and if you have a beer in your hand, you naturally ought to be listening to two guys yammering about metal. This week on the Metalunderground.com Official Podcast, we apply our finely sharpened critics' scalpels and "rapists' wit" to yet another round of new and upcoming music from a diverse array of bands.
Co-host Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) has a well-documented hankering for technical and progressive metal, and eagerly tackles two fresh new songs, "Sapphire" and "Carved In Stone," from forward-thinking extreme outfit Fallujah.
Co-host Mike Smith (OverkillExposure) offers a stiff double, sans chaser: the much-hyped eponymous debut album from Wovenwar (ex-As I Lay Dying) and "Till Death, La Familia," the seventh disc from New Jersey "Latin metal" sextet Ill Niño. In Mike's opinion, one of these efforts is good... the other ain't so hot. Find out which is which, and why.
Finally, Kevin recaps DevilDriver's recent headlining show at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, FL, featuring Whitechapel, Carnifex, Revocation, and Rivers Of Nihil. Check out his reaction to the show (for which we held a promotional ticket giveaway), and if you attended one of the tour dates, see if it approximates your own experience. We want to hear from you!
Ill Nino is returning with a third album on Victory Records, titled "Till Death, La Familia" set for release on July 22nd.
The album was produced by Eddie Wohl (Anthrax, Fuel, Cradle Of Filth), co-produced by Dave Chavarri and Ill Nino, and mastered by Maor Applebaum (Sepultura).
Drummer Chavarri comments: “Ill Nino’s Till Death, La Familia is by far the most modern, brutal, and memorable release since our debut release Revolution, Revolución.”
Listen to the single "Live Like There’s No Tomorrow" below. Pre-order packages for "Till Death, La Familia" are now available via Victory Records. Every pre-order will receive an instant download of “Live Like There’s No Tomorrow” and will automatically be entered to win an ESP guitar autographed by Ill Nino. More...
The Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival has now revealed the lineup for the 2014 tour, which kicks of July 5th and will feature four stages.
The lineup will feature: Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Asking Alexandria, Trivium, Cannibal Corpse, Suicide Silence, Body Count Featuring ICE T, Miss May I, Emmure, Mushroomhead, Texas Hippie Coalition, Veil Of Maya, Upon A Burning Body, Darkest Hour, Ill Nino, Wretched, Islander, King 810 and Erimha.
Dates are as follows:
July 05 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
July 06 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 08 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
July 09 Nampa, ID Idaho Center Amphitheatre
July 11 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
July 12 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre
July 14 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 15 Maryland Heights, MO Verizion Wireless Amphitheater
July 17 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 18 Milwaukee, WI Eagle's Ballroom ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK TASTE OF MAYHEM
July 19 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
July 20 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
July 23 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 24 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Theatre
July 25 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 26 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
July 27 Hartford, CT Xfinity Theatre
July 29 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake PAC
July 30 Wantagh, NY Nikon Theater at Jones Beach
August 01 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
August 02 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
August 03 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
August 05 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
August 07 Oklahoma City, OK OKC Downtown Airpark
August 09 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
August 10 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion More...
Ill Nino premiered the new music video for the track "Forgive Me Father." The song appears on the band's latest LP "Epidemia," which is available now via Victory Records. The band just embarked on a North American Tour, dubbed the "American Epidemia Tour." For dates and venues, head over to this location. The tour is honoring the military, offering either free admission or 2 for 1 admission with a Military ID.
The video for "Forgive Me Father" was directed by Eric Richter and can be seen here:
Ill Ninio will embark on the American Epidemia Tour this fall, which is slated to begin on September 28th.
Throughout the month-long run, Ill Nino will be honoring U.S. Military service personnel by offering free admission and 2-for-1 tickets for all who present a Military ID at each event.
A son of a U.S. Army war veteran, bassist Laz Pina explains, “I am especially proud to be honoring our troops. Our military service men and women don’t choose war, but rather choose defending our freedom. For this we must be grateful.”
Vocalist Christian Machado goes on, “As we celebrate the return of our brave soldiers and wounded veterans, we will never forget those who gave their lives. A celebration for those who have served without fear and prejudice is in order.” More...
After the "Epidemia Over Europe" tour earlier this year, Ill Nino will be touring in the U.S. in support of new album "Epidemia" this coming September and October.
Latin metal force Ill Nino is preparing to spread an "epidemia over Europe." On the upcoming tour, in support of latest studio album “Epidemia” which was released in October, the band will be supported by Ektomorf and Shadows Fall. Dates are as follows:
March 14 - Barcelona, SPAIN – Salamandra (Ill Nino & openers)
March 15 - Madrid, SPAIN – But (Ill Nino & openers)
March 16 - Barakaldo, SPAIN – Rockstar (Ill Nino & openers)
March 18 - Munich, Germany – Backstage Werk (feat. Ektomorf)
March 19 - Vienna, Austria – Szene Wien (feat. Shadows Fall & Ektomorf)
March 20 - Karlsruhe, Germany – Substage (feat.Ektomorf)
March 22 - Winterthur, Switzerland – Salzhaus (feat.Ektomorf)
March 23 - Romagnano, Italy – Rock N Roll Club (feat.Ektomorf)
March 24 - Dornbirn, Austria – Conrad Sohm (feat. Shadows Fall & Ektomorf)
March 25 - Berlin, Germany – SO36 (feat. Ektomorf)
March 26 - Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle (feat.Ektomorf)
March 27 - Essen, Germany – Turock (feat. Ektomorf)
March 29 - Paris, France – La Maroquinerie (feat.Ektomorf)
March 31 - Cologne, Germany – Underground (feat.Ektomorf)
April 2 - Southampton, England – Talking Heads (feat. Shadows Fall)
April 3 - Stoke, England – Underground (feat. Shadows Fall)
April 4 - Nottingham, England – Rescue Rooms (feat. Shadows Fall)
April 5 - Birmingham, England – Academy 2 (feat. Shadows Fall)
April 6 - London, England – The Garage (feat. Shadows Fall)
April 7 - Manchester, England – NQ Live (feat. Shadows Fall)
April 9 - Cardiff, Wales – Bogiez (feat. Shadows Fall)
April 10 - Plymouth, England – White Rabbit (feat. Shadows Fall)
April 11 - Brighton, England – Concorde 2 (feat. Shadows Fall)
April 13 - Minsk, BELARUS – Club Republic (Ill Nino & openers)
April 14 - Moscow, Russia – Milk (Ill Nino & openers) More...
Latin metallers Ill Nino are gearing up to spread a little holiday cheer this winter and have announced a ten city run of shows. Beginning November 30th in Dallas, the group will hit New York, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts before heading to South America in support of recent release "Epidemia." Full details are available below.
You can also watch Ill Nino’s new music video for “La Epidemia,” featuring guest vocalist Frankie Palmeri of Emmure, over at this location.
Tour Dates w/ ARCANIUM:
11/30- Dallas, TX @ Trees w/ DROWNING POOL
12/01- Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
12/02- San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
12/06- Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
12/07- Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
12/08- Lawrence, MA @ Claddagh Pub
South American Tour Dates:
12/11- Caracas, Venezuela @ Moulin Rouge
12/12- Santiago De Chile, Chile @ Club 334
12/14- Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Groove
12/15- Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Via Marques
With sixth studio album "Epidemia" (released 10/22) officially under the band's belt, Ill Nino has released a brand new music video for “La Epidemia,” featuring Emmure vocalist Frankie Palmeri. Watch the video in the player below. Victory Records also commented:
"Filmed at The Rave in Milwaukee, Wisconsin 'La Epidemia' showcases Ill Nino’s power, energy and determination to spread their madness throughout the world. The video takes fans to the depths of the The Rave and gives an inside look at the haunted pool that many have only heard stories about."
The new album's track listing is as follows:
01. The Depression
02. Only The Unloved
03. La Epidemia
06. Death Wants More
08. Time Won't Save You
09. Forgive Me Father...
10. Invisible People More...
Bilingual Latin metal warriors Ill Nino released their sixth studio album "Epidemia" in stores and online today.
The band will also be releasing a music video for "La Epidemia," featuring Emmure vocalist Frankie Palmeri, this coming Monday, October 29th. A teaser trailer for the video can be viewed below.
Ill Nino has teamed up with Loudwire to give fans a chance to listen to the forthcoming album "Epidemia" before it is released on October 22nd. Listen to the full album stream at this location.
Vocalist Cristian Mercado states, “The recording of Epidemia was an amazing experience. We've set the bar higher than ever before. I truly believe this record is one of Ill Nino’s best efforts. I really can't wait for our fans to hear Epidemia, I know it will connect with many of them on a new level. I can definitely say it's going to be a crusher but will not lack any of the beauty and passion that appears on our early records.”
The album's track listing is as follows: More...
Ill Nino has released a lyric video for the new single “The Depression,” taken from forthcoming coming album "Epidemia," due out October 22nd. Watch the lyric video below.
"Twelve years and five studio releases later, Epidemia has all the harsh elements and dark Latin rhythms that make Ill Nino's Latin metal sound different in this genre of metal," drummer and founding member Dave Chavarri said of the upcoming release.
Ill Nino is currently touring alongside friends Static X and label-mates Emmure on the Noise Revolution Tour. The tour goes through the end of October destroying cities and igniting audiences across the U.S. Vocalist Cristian Mercado comments, “Ill Nino fans get ready to rumble! We're back and are going to be tearing the roof off at venue near you!” More...
Latin metal pioneers Ill Nino will start spreading the virus of new album “Epidemia” on October 26th in Europe (via AFM Records). The U.S. release is scheduled for Octber 22nd (via Victory Records). The track listing is as follows:
01. The Depression
02. Only The Unloved
03. La Epidemia
06. Death Wants More
08. Time Won't Save You
09. Forgive Me Father...
10. Invisible People More...